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Here are the latest news stories from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes across southern Ontario.

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Workshop helps ease NCMs’ concerns surrounding implementation of IDDSI framework

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Chris Weber says the major successes stemming from a May 17 workshop focused on helping OMNI Health Care nutritional care managers (NCMs) implement the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework were that everyone left feeling less anxiety about the implementation process and managers got to see how IDDSI will look in their homes, once it’s adopted in 2019.
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Village Green BSO team stemming responsive behaviours, sharing knowledge

SELBY, Ont. - In the year and a half since Village Green was awarded funding from the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for a part-time registered practical nurse (RPN) and personal support worker (PSW) to add to the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team, the Greater Napanee long-term care home has been able to stem responsive behaviours and also share valuable knowledge.
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Knitting club delivers fidget blankets, fidget muffs and shawls to Springdale Country Manor

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - A Springdale Country Manor resident sits with a fidget blanket on the table in front of him. He feels its texture and smiles at the hookless fishing lure dangling from the blanket.
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Architects consulting with residents, staff, community stakeholders ahead of redevelopment of 4 OMNI homes

G architects, the Toronto architecture firm commissioned by OMNI Health Care to design a new Riverview Manor and expansions for Pleasant Meadow Manor, Almonte Country Haven and Woodland Villa, will be consulting with residents, families, staff and community stakeholders before construction begins on the projects in autumn 2019.
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Village Green: a long-term care ‘family’

During a recent visit to Village Green to conduct interviews and make videos in honour of the Selby, Ont., long-term care home’s 40th anniversary, I kept hearing staff members use the same word to describe their workplace: “family.”
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Royal wedding fever comes to Forest Hill

Royal fever was in full swing at Forest Hill during the two weeks leading up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, and the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home hosted a wide variety of activities aimed at celebrating the couple’s big day.
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Food, photos, trivia and teamwork mark Nursing Week at Forest Hill

Forest Hill celebrated National Nursing Week with a variety of activities that both engaged staff members from all departments and reflected OMNI Health Care’s core value of fun and laughter.
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Volunteer ‘phenomenal with residents with dementia’

From the woman who visits one-to-one with residents to the lady who helps facilitate the residents’ council, Rosebridge Manor is blessed with a crew of valuable volunteers.
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Redeveloped OMNI homes will accommodate present and future LTC needs

Wider corridors and doorways, greater privacy and more homelike environments – these are among the improved features residents and staff members will first notice once four OMNI Health Care long-term care homes complete their redevelopment in 2022, says Matt Galvin.